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Cartoonist RK Laxman Passes away

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R K Laxman, the iconic cartoonist of India and the creator of Common Man cartoon, passed away at age of 94 after suffering multi-organ failure. For more than five decades, every morning, his fans waited for the Common Man, who has represented the hopes, aspirations, troubles of the citizens of India.



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  • Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Laxman was popularly referred as Pied Piper of Delhi.
  • The Common Man was the mascot for the low budget airline Air Deccan.
  • The Common Man featured in a commemorative postage stamp released by the Indian Postal Service on the 150th anniversary of the Times of India in 1988.
  • RK Laxman was conferred with Padma Bhusan, Padma Vibhusan, and Ramon Magsaysay Awards
  • RK Laxman’s Autobiography – The Tunnel of Time.

The Common Man of RK Laxman